UT Health San Antonio physician-scientists are pioneering world-class research in diabetes and kidney diseases and other metabolic disorders and translating discoveries as they educate our next generation of physician-scientists.
Carolina Solis-Herrera, M.D.
2021 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Award Supports Diabetes Research
Under the leadership of Dr. Kumar Sharma, holder of the L. David Hillis, M.D. Endowed Chair, the Division of Nephology has been awarded several large NIH grants, including an NIH funded Kidney Precision Medicine Tissue Interrogation grant.
UT Health San Antonio is the premier site for localizing molecules in human kidney biopsies, redefining causes of common, and rare, kidney disease.
Ralph DeFronzo, M.D., holder of the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and 2017 Harold Hamm International Prize Laureate, is ranked among the Top 6 experts of type 2 diabetes mellitus worldwide according to Expertscape.
Dr. Jisook Ko, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, who is a scientist of the Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research supported by the National Institute on Aging was selected to receive a pilot grant of $34,920
UT Health San Antonio, University Health and Texas Biomedical Research Institute are reporting promising results following a minimally invasive procedure that dissolved abdominal fat in two patients. The goal of the novel procedure is to improve the patients’ health and minimize or reverse the adverse health effects of their Type 2 diabetes.
A research team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also known as UT Health San Antonio, seeks to prevent Hispanic childhood obesity with the help of a five-year, $1 million grant from Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio.